Selena Gomez beat out her BFF Taylor Swift for the most followed person on Instagram!
That’s something she can fall back on after her Revival tour, right? The singer, who has 89 million followers, talked to the Hollywood Reporter about her “achievement:”
“It comes in a moment when I capture something happening, and I go, ‘Oh, that would be great for Instagram. I should post it.’ I know it’s boring, but that’s genuinely what I do. It wasn’t my goal to be the most followed person,” demurs Gomez, who very much enjoys the app: “It’s my favorite social platform.”
“I’m not sure there’s a method to my madness,” admits Gomez, who shares a few tips, like: If a caption isn’t coming to you, use emoji and “let it be.”
“I try to find a good balance of just being 100 percent myself and knowing when to post a really good selfie with good lighting,” says Gomez. But a recent photo, of her riding a shopping cart inside a market in Canada, had some fans wondering just how “real” her ‘grams are. The backstory: Her tour photographer tagged along on the excursion. “I’ve created this bond with him, so it’s super organic when he takes photos,” says Gomez. “We were in the grocery store, all shopping for the bus, and I always eat when I shop. I remember one of the comments said, ‘I cannot believe she rented out the grocery store for a photo shoot,’ and I died laughing. I was like, ‘Well, I didn’t.’ ”
Well, there’s something to be said for eating while shopping, but the rest feels a little contrived. You KNOW her photographer is doing a lot of heavy lifting, right? I hope the dude gets PAID.